The actor says that although he did not have symptoms as severe as Wilson’s, he felt “wiped out” while isolated in a hospital in Queensland, Australia, last month.
He remembered saying to a medical professional who was treating him at the time, “I just had the strangest thing. I just tried to do basic stretches and exercises on the floor and I couldn’t even do it halfway. And she looked at me through her glasses as if she was talking to the stupidest human being. And she said, “You have Covid-19.” “
Hanks said that his wife suffered from such severe nausea from the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine that she could sometimes not even walk.
“Rita has gone through a more difficult time than I have,” continued Hanks. “She had a much higher fever and she had other symptoms. She lost her sense of taste and smell. She had no joy in eating for a better part of three weeks … She was so nauseous that she had to floor the bed at the facility. “
“I felt extremely painful, uncomfortable, didn’t want to be touched, and then the fever started,” Wilson told Gayle King. She also discussed having a temperature of 102 degrees Fahrenheit and “chills like I’ve never had before.”